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August 23rd, 2016

Rogers joins Techsters’ hoops staff

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Louisiana Tech head coach Brooke Stoehr announced that former Ruston High School prep star and Northwestern State letter-winner Chelsea Rogers has joined the Louisiana Tech staff as the Director of Player Development.

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Diamond ’Dogs add lefty

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Louisiana Tech head baseball coach Lane Burroughs announced another addition to the 2016 class in left-handed pitcher Tanner Propst.
Propst will join the Bulldogs after a stellar senior season at Madison-Ridgeland Academy, which was capped off by a complete-game victory in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools 4A State Championship.
“Tanner gives us something that, quite frankly, we really need right now at Tech … a real power left-handed arm,” Burroughs said. “He threw on our field this summer and the stuff was absolutely electric.”

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Budget Inspection

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the proposed Budget for fiscal year ending 2017 for the City of Ruston is now available for public inspection between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., in the Treasurer's Office located at City Hall, 401 North Trenton Street, Ruston, Louisiana. A public hearing on the proposed budget will be held on Monday, September 12, 2016, at the regular meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen at 5:30 p.m., in Council Chambers/Courtroom, City Hall, 401 North Trenton Street, Ruston, Louisiana.
A General Summary of the proposed Budget is listed as follows:

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Notice: Restoration Tax

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Resolution titled:
RESOLUTION APPROVING THE APPLICATION AND CERTIFYING PARTICIPATION IN THE RESTORATION TAX ABATEMENT PROGRAM FOR DURRETT INVESTMENTS, LLC AT 202 NORTH VIENNA STREET, IN THE CITY OF RUSTON
And a Public Hearing will be held on the Resolution and the Resolution will be considered for adoption at the regular meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen to be held at 5:30 p.m. on September 12, 2016, Council Chambers/Courtroom, City Hall, 401 North Trenton Street, Ruston, Louisiana.

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Bid 2016-26

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
SEALED BID # 2016-26
SEALED BIDS will be received until the hour of 10:00 a.m. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016 in the Purchasing Office of the city of Ruston located at the Public Works Complex, Administration Building, 701 East Tennessee Avenue, Ruston, LA 71270, at which time all bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud, for furnishing the city of Ruston with the
PURCHASE OF CLASS 1 AND CLASS 2 WOOD POLES
As per specifications on file:
The city of Ruston
Purchasing Office
701 East Tennessee Avenue
Ruston, Louisiana 71270
(318) 251-8631

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Proposal Request

The Winnfield Housing Authority requests proposals from qualified firms to perform Professional Fee Accounting Services. Proposals will be received until 4:00 p.m. on September 1, 2016. Any questions regarding the RFP should be submitted in writing to the following email address: wnfld@bellsouth.net.
RFP packages can be obtained from the Winnfield Housing Authority office located at: 901 Neil Wagoner Drive, Winnfield, Louisiana 71483 or by email to wnfld@bellsouth.net.
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Roberta Gayle Simmons Poole

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Funeral services for Roberta Gayle Simmons Poole, age 92, will be at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Grace United Methodist Church on North Trenton, Ruston, LA, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston with Rev. Bob Deich officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service starting at 9:00am. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery in Gloster, MS at 4:00pm.

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Andrew Frazier

A service of memory will be held for Mr. Andrew Douglas Frazier on Tuesday August 23rd, 11:00 a.m. with a wake and vigil held Monday, August 22nd, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm both at Mays Chapel CME Church in Ruston.
Mr. Frazier passed away Tuesday, August 16th.
He was born on April 18, 1934 in Arcadia, Louisiana to Andrew and Lenora Frazier and was proceeded by his wife and high school sweetheart Lucy Frazier. He attended Lincoln High School and Grambling State University. He also served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps.

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August 22nd

RPAR, local fraternity hand out school supplies

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More than 90 Lincoln Parish students received free school supplies at the Ruston Parks and Recreation second annual Back-to-School All-Star Game Saturday at the Bobby James Gym.
RPAR partnered with the fraternity brothers of Omega Psi Phi — Alpha Delta Delta, Gamma Gamma and Pi Tau chapters at Louisiana Tech and Grambing State universities and grad programs — to host the event as a way to get students excited about the new school year, said Korick Wilkerson, RPAR sports coordinator.
Pens, tablets, pencils, glue and crayons were some of the items given to the students.

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Police search for suspects

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Dollar General robbed at gunpoint

Ruston police continue their search today for three men suspected in an armed robbery of the Dollar General Store on Dan Reneau Drive.
The robbery happened around 9 p.m. Sunday. Authorities say three black males, all wearing some type of camouflage masks, entered the store while a customer was at the counter checking out.
Two of the men had handguns, Ruston Police Deputy Chief Clint Williams said. He said the other man jumped over the counter and took the store’s cash drawer.
All three fled the area. No clothing description or direction of travel was available.

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